Montpelier Has Your Weekend Plans Covered


Looking for something to do this weekend? Montpelier has your ticket for family fun!

Civil War Living History

May 18-May 20 (Friday through Sunday)

Join re-enactors for a living history this weekend at the Montpelier Civil War Camp. Re-enactors from the Third Regiment of the Army of Northern Virginia will bring to life the camp that General Samuel McGowan’s troops occupied during the winter of 1863-1864. The re-enactors will construct huts like the ones McGowan’s men lived in, using similar tools and techniques. Also, see weapons demonstrations and drills throughout the weekend. Camp hours are 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. on Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on Saturday, and 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Happy Birthday, Dolley!

May 20 (Sunday)

Celebrate Dolley Madison’s birthday with a visit to Montpelier! Enjoy birthday cake and punch in the Visitor Center at Noon. Then, visit Dolley in the Constitution Room of the mansion, beginning at 2:00 p.m. Also, if you share Dolley’s name or birthday, you will enjoy the gift of free admission!


Visit Dolley in the mansion on her birthday!





Montpelier Staff